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The relative hepatoprotection effect of fifteen sesquiterpenoids, commonly found in plants and plant-derived foods and beverages was assessed. Endogenous lipid peroxidation (assay A) and induced lipid peroxidation (assay B) were evaluated in liver homogenates from Wistar rats by the thiobarbituric acid reactive species test. Sesquiterpenoids with different(More)
The present work investigated the effect of the interval of serial sections of ovarian tissue on the number of isolated preantral follicles in the goat. Goat ovaries were cut in the tissue chopper at eight different intervals. The quality of isolated follicles were evaluated by histology and transmission electron microscopy. Best results were obtained when(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the Mn toxicity to silver catfish considering Mn accumulation and oxidative status in different tissues, as well as pituitary hormone expression after acclimation to hypoxia. Silver catfish acclimated to hypoxia for 10 days and successively exposed to Mn (9.8 mg L(-1)) for an additional 10 days exhibited lower Mn(More)
Knowing that IUGR is associated with altered placental transport, we aimed to characterize the placental transport of folic acid (FA), thiamine (THIAM), serotonin (5-HT), and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP+) in IUGR. For this, we compared the transport characteristics of (3)H-FA, (3)H-THIAM, (3)H-5-HT, and (3)H-MPP+ in primary cultured human(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (dinoprostone) is largely used for labor induction. However, one-third of patients do not respond to treatment. One cause of this poor response may be associated with changes in regulation of prostaglandin E receptors (EP1-4). In this study, we investigated EP mRNA expression in the uterine cervix and lower uterine segment myometrium for(More)
The objective was to evaluate the effect of estradiol benzoate (EB), in association with three progestin protocols, on ovarian follicular regression of suckled beef cows treated at three stages of follicular development (pre-deviation, deviation, or post-deviation). Thirty-six suckled beef cows (60-90 d postpartum, given 125 microg cloprostenol on two(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most fatal and the third most diagnosed type of cancer worldwide. Despite having multifactorial causes, most CRC cases are mainly determined by dietary factors. In recent years, a large number of studies have attributed a protective effect to polyphenols and foods containing these compounds (fruits and vegetables)(More)
Folic acid (FA) is crucial for fetal development. We aimed to study the modulation of FA placental uptake by: hyperserotoninemia and hyperglycaemia, anti-hypertensives, insulin and drugs of abuse. For this, we characterized (3)H-FA uptake by primary cultures of human cytotrophoblasts (TB cells) and tested the effects of these compounds upon (3)H-FA uptake,(More)
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Butyrate (BT) plays a key role in colonic epithelium homeostasis. The aim of this work was to investigate the possibility of BT being transported by P-glycoprotein (MDR1), multidrug resistance proteins (MRPs), or breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP). Uptake and efflux of (14)C-BT and(More)
The aim of this work was to test the putative involvement of members of the ABC superfamily of transporters on folic acid (FA) cellular homeostasis in the human placenta. [(3)H]FA uptake and efflux in BeWo cells were unaffected or hardly affected by multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1) inhibition (with verapamil), multidrug resistance protein (MRP) inhibition(More)